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Supporting UK film

The BFI uses National Lottery funds to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

  • BFI Film Fund

    We use National Lottery funds to develop and support original UK filmmakers and films, and to increase the audiences who can enjoy them.

  • Production and development funding

    We provide support for the production, development and completion of feature films which fairly reflect people from different backgrounds.

  • Distribution and exhibition funding

    We support high-quality British and independent releases, increase film choice for audiences and offer a springboard for UK film exports.

  • Diversity

    As the lead body for film, the BFI represents contemporary Britain – in the films we fund and show, their audiences, and the filmmakers, actors and crews who make them.

  • Skills and business development funding

    Schemes for investment in skills, business development, research and digitisation.

  • International strategy

    Helping UK film achieve maximum economic growth and cultural reach.

  • British certification and tax relief

    Find out how to qualify your film, video game, high-end television programme or animation programme as British to access tax reliefs.

  • Search for Lottery awards

    Search our database for funding awards made by the BFI since April 2011.

  • BFI Distribution

    We hire out films for theatrical, non-theatrical and educational screening in cinemas and other venues across the UK.

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